HARRISBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Drama recreates on stage God’s story in human life. The Scriptures, from start to finish, are recordings of God’s drama unfolding on earth. Drama allows students to explore and experience a range of feelings and emotions in a safe and secure environment. It helps develop moral, social and spiritual awareness, gives a sense of achievement, fosters a sense of community, and gives students an opportunity to express themselves.
“Put on the new self which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” (Colossians 3:10)
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Intro to Drama
This class is designed to give students a comprehensive introduction to the art of Drama from many different perspectives including the history, forms, writing, directing, producing and performance of Drama. It includes the skills of improvisation, pantomime, characterization, creating and writing scenarios and other group/solo work.
This class takes the Intro to Drama even further. It includes reading and performing skits and scenes from plays, monologues and dialogues, writing, producing and performing skits for chapel. We delve deeper into character development and stagecraft. Both dramatic and comedic characters and scenes are developed. Intro to Drama is a prerequisite.
American Musical Theater
This class is designed to give students a comprehensive overview of the history, styles, development and performance of musical theater in America. Students learn how music and theater come together to form this important American art form. They experience a wide spectrum of human experiences through the eyes and ears of history, cultures, social issues and emotions. Students examine a variety of musicals beginning in the late 1800’s to the present through audio and video clips.
The Spring Musical – HCS has earned the reputation for producing high-quality musicals in the Spring. Auditions take place prior to Thanksgiving and the cast is posted by Thanksgiving. These are High School productions in which Middle School students are invited to participate. About every other year, Elementary students are invited to participate as well. Music rehearsals begin in December with full rehearsals beginning in January. Involvement includes drama, choreography singing, student director and stage crew. Other areas include set design, construction and painting, costuming, props, sound and lights, make-up, advertising and volunteers for the nights of performances. Performances are usually Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during the first week of March and are accompanied by a live pit orchestra. Past performances include “The Sound of Music”, “Annie”, “The Music Man”, “My Fair Lady”, “The Wizard of Oz”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Oliver”, and “Cinderella”.